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Life is full of little coincidences and sometimes companies, just like individuals, are subject to lucky strokes of fate. Take Chipzilla, for instance. Not so long ago, it looked like it had a big struggle on its hands to seed Rambus-designed RDRAM quickly into the market. One problem to overcome with cost-neurotic OEMs was the 30 per cent price premium command by Rambus over conventional DRAM. Now with rising SDRAM prices, that price premium might not look so hefty -- especially if Intel can persuade the Seven Dramurai™ backing Rambus, to resist the urge to mark up RDRAM accordingly. Intel. The Chipzilla born with a silver spoon in its gob. ® RegiStroid 1 We declared Chipzilla was an Open Source nickname some months back. Someone has now registered the domain... ®

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